Murkowski and Romney the Only Rep. Senators to Discuss Seriousness of Trump Charges

Last night, after it was revealed that Donald Trump would be indicted, many House Republicans came out to defend the President. And today, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy blasted the DOJ for charging Trump. 

Republicans in the Senate are different and more measured. Leaders Mitch McConnell and John Thune have made no secret of their desire to be rid of the former President. But still, only two Republican Senators have opined on the seriousness of the charges Trump is facing. 

Alaska's Lisa Murkowski opined, "The unlawful retention and obstruction of justice related to classified documents are also criminal matters. Anyone found guilty — whether an analyst, a former president, or another elected or appointed official — should face the same set of consequences."

Mitt Romney, clearly no fan of Trump, was more strong in his condemnation. He said:

"By all appearances, the Justice Department and special counsel have exercised due care, affording Mr. Trump the time and opportunity to avoid charges that would not generally have been afforded to others. Mr. Trump brought these charges upon himself by not only taking classified documents, but by refusing to simply return them when given numerous opportunities to do so."